Legends and workers take to field at FIFA World Cup stadium!

In front of more than 5,400 friends and colleagues, 24 workers integral to the delivery of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar – who had helped deliver key FIFA World Cup projects overseen by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) – were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take to the field to play against, and alongside, some of the most iconic names in global football – FIFA Legends – at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.

The workers had been part of projects related to the eight state-of-the-art stadiums and 42 training sites and were selected based on their passion for football, their involvement in their community football programmes and their past participation in the Workers’ Cup – an annual tournament organised by the SC and Qatar Football Association for all those working in the country.

The FIFA Legends, who included FIFA World Cup winners Marco Materazzi, Roberto Carlos, Cafu, Youri Djorkaeff and Alessandro Del Piero – played two 30-minute halves. Al Thumama Stadium hosted eight matches during the FIFA World Cup.

Former England captain, and two-time FIFA World Cup player John Terry, praised the initiative. “It’s a great idea from FIFA to give back to some of the workers who have put so much hard work into the fantastic stadiums,” he said after the game. “To open the stadium up to other fans to come and see [it] free of charge, as well. It’s fantastic. It’s just great for them to come and play with us, but also for us to meet them personally, and experience the pitch. As ex-players, it’s always nice.”

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